Friday Links #29: Tai-Pan and the Perfect Reading Weather

I don’t normally complain about the Seattle area weather, unless it’s to exaggerate the gloominess of it in a public setting to further dissuade the masses from moving to the region. Yes, yes, it does rain every day. All year round–and traffic is so bad, our cars grow moss during the morning commute. Honestly. Stuff Read More …

Friday Links #28: Beyond Memoir

I gave a talk to the South Jersey Writer’s Group last Thursday night about my transition from wannabe travel writer to novelist. The presentation, Beyond Memoir: Let Travel Inspire Your Fiction, was a natural topic for me to wax knowledgeable on, and I was happy to see people taking notes and asking plenty of questions — Read More …

Friday Links #24: The New Year Started Already

Maybe it’s burn out. Maybe it’s just the end-of-year distractions, the weather, or the promise of having a clean slate arriving on the first of January (funny how the fresh start that is every waking morning doesn’t carry the same heft). Whatever the reason, the end-of-year blues are spreading. To me, to others in my critique group, and Read More …

App Review: Runtastic Results

Several weeks ago, back in the good ol’ pre-puppy days of my life, I posted about the Freedom app. Freedom is just one of three premium apps that have improved my life and productivity. Today I’m going to tell you about Runtastic Results, a body-weight-only fitness app. I’ve never enjoyed strength-training. Not as a kid, not Read More …

Strategy Guide Giveaway

When not working on my novel this year, I was hard at work writing the strategy guides for DOOM, The Bioshock Collection, and a soon-to-be-released title that rhymes with Beers and Gore, More! Which, by the way, sounds like a pretty awesome game. Anyway, the time has come to hold one final video game strategy guide giveaway. I’ve got copies of Read More …